Top 12 Cheap Things To Do In Sarasota

Top 12 Cheap Things To Do In Sarasota

Watch the sunset. Sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s possible to experience something so beautiful without spending a dime. Taking in a sunset is free and simple and you can do it from almost anywhere in Sarasota. The beaches, the marina and Ringling Bridge are favorite spots
Spend the day at the beach. Sarasota is home to Siesta Beach, the No. 1 beach in the country, according to Dr. Beach’s 2011 list. Lido, Longboat, Nokomis and Bradenton Beaches all have beautiful scenery and public access and the beaches of Venice are known for their sharks' teeth.
Drum or Dance. Live music performances are free every Sunday night on Siesta Beach and you can even join in. Bring a drum or just yourself and play or dance the night away or pull up a beach chair or towel and get a front row experience.

Grill out. Have a barbecue, picnic or combination of the two at Siesta Beach or Lido Beach. Both have grills and picnic areas with tables and pavilions, so bring your own food and have a scenic, waterfront lunch or dinner.

Go camping. Get in touch with nature on a primitive campsite at Myakka State Park. The cost is just $5 per person. While the primitive campsites are several miles away that’s just an excuse to go hiking or biking before setting up camp. Don’t forget to make s’mores!

Take a dip. The Lido Pool is public pool right on Lido Beach. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m., the pool charges  $2 for children under 12 and seniors 55 and older and $4 for older children and adults.  Purchase user fees at the Lido Beach Concession - (All prices include tax)                                                                                 www.sarasotagov-com

Relax in Island Park. Located at 1 Marina Plaza, Island Park is home to lots of great, free things--a sprawling lawn, beautiful blue water,  sun, shade, massive and inventive sculptures, big boats and docks to roam on.

Children's Fountain is located in Bay Front Park (Ringling Blvd. & Bay Front Drive
Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): 10a.m.-7p.m. * Daily, weather permitting
Winter Hours (Labor Day to Oct. 31 & Apr.1 to Memorial Day): 10a.m.-5p.m. * Daily, weather permitting
Closed Easter, Independence Day.
Winter Closure: Last day open is October 31 and will reopen April. 1; call (941) 365-5318 for current status.

Spend Monday at the museum. The John and Mable Ringling Museum opens its doors free of charge every Monday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy music on the bay. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall holds Friday Fest one Friday a month in the summer and early fall. Check out the live music on the water front from 5-9 pm

Go window shopping. It doesn’t hurt to look. Take a peek in the boutiques of downtown Sarasota and St. Armands Circle. It is all Free! You may even find a great deal. 

Get festive. Sarasota has a packed festival schedule year-round and most of the festivities are free and open to the public. Arts, crafts, food and music abound, from the Venice Shark's Tooth Festival to the Siesta Fiesta to the St. Armands Craft Festival. 
Go to the movies.  Sarasota’s Parkway 8 Cinema makes it possible for you and the whole family to go to the movies for less than the price of one adult ticket at the average movie theater. Matinee tickets are $2 and evening showings are just $2.50.                                                                  

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Kathy Decker

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